OUR DNA - acs365

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WE ARE WORKPLACE. OUR DNA

Our DNA.
Our objective

Is to help you achieve yours.

At ACS, our passion for helping other businesses succeed drives who we are, and what we do. We strive to help businesses perform at their best with a combination of tailored IT solutions and workplace innovation through the latest office furniture and interior design.

At the core of our business, you will find a family of people that share the same goals and combine one another’s expertise to design the best solutions for you.

Our workforce.

Meet the team.

Values.

What we stand for.

EXPERIENCES.

We create experiences that evoke positive emotion and bring your businesses to life.

INTEGRITY.

Having integrity and trust is the foundation of our client interactions.

RELATIONSHIPS.

We believe in building strong and fulfilling relationships with clients and partners.

FUTURE.

We are always looking to the future of workforce needs and business development.

POSITIVE.

Our team embodies a positive attitude to problem solving.

VERSATILE.

Our products and solutions are versatile in nature to meet clients individuality.

UNIFYING.

We are steadfast in our commitment to unifying our teams to work together.

CARING.

We care about the community and our place within it.

Testimonials.

What our customers say about us.
“ACS always take the time to understand our business needs. Their consultants are always on hand to provide advice and support on how to get the best from our system. The ACS service team consistently over deliver and have demonstrated great technical knowledge with a genuine, friendly approach.”
Floyd Graham

Principal at FG Solicitors

“I have worked in partnership with ACS for some time now. I can honestly say that they have transformed the way Claremont does business. As a result of ACS’ work we have saved costs, we are hugely more productive, and the reliability and performance of our infrastructure is unrecognisable. I am thrilled with the results and would highly recommend anybody to work with ACS.”
John Fulton

Director at Claremont Centre

“Based in Northamptonshire and having supplied software solutions to the hotel industry for over thirty years, Welcome has a proud history to maintain, and telecoms plays a pivotal role in helping us deliver the best service possible. As a tech company, the ability to communicate with customers in different ways is important and our move to ACS and 8x8 has greatly improved our client engagement. It has also delivered on redundancy, flexibility, clear reporting and transparency when it comes to billing. Fixed bills will make a huge difference. ACS are a great team and offer a great service!”
John Jones

Managing Director at Welcome Systems

“Woodfines has been a managed client of ACS since 2008. They provide a seamless outsourced support for our IT requirements and in addition to looking after our IT infrastructure they offer remote and onsite support at all our offices. They put forward advice about how we can make the most of our technology. They are available to supply sensible and practical solutions for our IT requirements. The fact that we have been continually using them for ten years in testament in itself.”
Leona Yates

Practice Manager at Woodfines Solicitors

“We have worked closely with ACS after they completed a full refurbishment of our Northampton Head office and other UK sites. From the start it was clear that ACS understood the Carlsberg brand, culture, and company objectives. With over 23 years’ experience in implementing creative design solutions to enhance collaboration, we were confident the partnership would work. I would have no hesitation in recommending ACS to any local or national organisation.”
David Bodily

Head of Property, Facilities & Security at Carlsberg UK

“ACS has worked with Office Space in Town since our inception providing unique, design led, boutique serviced office space in London and across the UK. ACS’s understanding and knowledge of the office environment, audio visual, breakout spaces and office furniture is second to none. Coupled with their own service teams that deliver and install projects on time and to budget, what they do is invaluable!”
Giles Fuchs

CEO at Office Space in Town

“Working with ACS is always a pleasure. We are delighted with the results of the refurbishment and have achieved exactly what we had pictured. Our office now provides a first impression reflective of the proactive and professional firm that we are.”
Andrew Moyser

Partner at MacIntyre Hudson

Timeline.

A timeline of our story.

1995

Mar

ACS was born

John Harley and Jon Thorpe started ACS Systems UK Ltd from a terraced house on Birchfield road east, Northampton. O’Riordan Bond and Kettering General Hospital became our first customers and still are 21 years later.

1997

APR

£1 Million turnover

Within the first two years we doubled our turnover to £1 million. In other news the Friday fish and chip club began, sadly the tradition retired 3 years later due to £100+ chip shop bills.

1998

JAN

ACS to the rescue

Floods in Northampton left local businesses struggling. We built temporary offices to help those of our customers that suffered.

1999

FEB

ACS on the road

We got our first ACS van! It was a shame that our Workplace Director, Gordon decided to fill it with the wrong fuel on the first day!

2000

FEB

Relocation, Relocation

We moved our team out of the terraced house and into our current head office, which is affectionately known as ACS House. 3 students that helped with the move later returned to work for us.

2001

APR

Lets have a re-brand

We re-branded as ACS office solutions. With recently new offices and a growing team, the business was doing very well.

2002

AUG

BBQ Season

We started the family BBQ tradition, which still takes place every year in the garden of ACS house.

2004

APR

Another Milestone

Another milestone was reached as we hit £10 million turnover. We received our ISO90001 status in the same year.

2005

MAR

10 years old!

We celebrated 10 years of business in style with an open day at ACS house and a black tie gala dinner for employees, partners and customers.

2006

JUL

Recognition

We were recognised as one of the fastest growing IT companies in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

2009

APR

Jon Thorpe…a.k.a Rambo!

Joint Managing Director Jon Thorpe climbs Kilimanjaro and runs the London Marathon, raising a substantial amount for Cynthia Spencer and Bury hospices.

2010

NOV

Outstanding Performance

We were proud to be recognised as outstanding in the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for. A lovely way to celebrate our 15th birthday!

2011

APR

New Ventures

We had the pleasure of setting up ACS Recruitment with Hellie Baxter. The company is experiencing fantastic growth and continues to help the local unemployment figures.

2013

FEB

Acquisition

We acquired local training company Starting Off, recent winners of the Long Standing Business award at the Northamptonshire business excellence awards.

2014

OCT

Welcome to the council

Joint Managing Director John Harley was selected by the British Chamber of Commerce to sit on their newly formed international Trade Council. Go John!

2015

NOV

Celebrating 20 years of business!

On Saturday 7th November, Hanger One at Sywell Aerodrome became home for the evening to over 100 ACS group employees, partners, and some of the companies longest serving business partners. All in order to celebrate 20 years of successful business!

2016

JUL

Northamptonshire Business Games

On the 13th July the annual Northamptonshire Business Games were held at Moulton College, and for the first time, we decided to enter not one, but two ACS teams!

2016

SEPT

The winners trip

It’s tradition that the ACS Management team thank top achievers and their partners from departments across the business with an annual, all-inclusive weekend break each September. In 2016 we visited Loch Lomond.

2018

JAN

State of the Art user experience

ACS have proudly supported the first high density stadium WI-FI solution for a leading premiership Rugby Club. Now successfully up and running, the results will increase spend per fan as well as deliver a great state of the art user experience.

Visit our Showroom

in Northampton, London or Glasgow to experience best in industry workspaces and interiors. See how the latest receptions, desk, breakout zones, collaborative spaces, meeting areas, and partitioning can be paired with top quality IT and AV products. Meet our team, learn about how we work and see the visual transformation of your workplace.

Head Office

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

ACS House
Oxwich Close
Brackmills
Northampton
NN4 7BH

T 01604 704000
E info@acs365.co.uk
S support@acs365.co.uk